The team from pergola are behind this venture, they’ve literally taken over a whole street and revamped it! Comprising of two bars, four restaurants and my favourite part of all, the large garden seating area which is covered and has heating for when the British chill kicks in.
People love the weekends and the one thing we all look forward to is being able to enjoy time with our friends and family or have a great night out, relax or just have time for ourselves. Eating alone is sometimes a way of life for people, at work, when you are busy with different schedules […]
Finding places locally near where I am based to have an evening out is hard to come by…. Last weekend after years and years I finally went to ‘Paradise’. Why did I wait so long? A hidden gem in Kensal Green, a great spot with a rustic atmosphere, chandeliers, velvet drapes, candlesticks and cherry blossom additions and […]
Apart from our dry masala tins, I’m sure most Gujarati cooks will agree.. fresh masalas are an essential building block of our cooking. ‘Leelo masalo’ as we call it, a blend of green chilli garlic and ginger a staple for many dishes! I have a few others essentials that I always keep.. crushed green chillis, […]
Barcelona a city of art, culture and Mediterranean food. Cosmopolitan like many of Europe’s cities but it was surprising how much the locals way of life is a breath of fresh air. There were 2 main reasons why I was so excited to revisit the capital city of the Catalan community ‘Barcelona’ firstly to see and kick […]
This had to be one of the hardest supper clubs to host, not because of the food but because of the diners. My sister in law who normally helps me host and plate up was sitting as a guest on this occasion as well as my brother and their friends. I was nervous but I […]
Food literally has been my life over the last month. An incredible food journey through India, going back to the place I first started. A place which has developed a reputation for some of the best eats but also akin to a lot of Asian locations it offers some of the BEST street food in […]
Base sauces and marinades are key in my kitchen. There are three essentials I always have in my fridge/freezer and always made sure I packed for my boys when they went to university. You can make so many different dishes from just these three.. something I’ll be teaching at my future cooking classes.
Christmas! So many words to describe this momentous season- Magic, festive, glamorous, fashionable, indulgent, luxury, giving, family, surprise, smiles……Which ones apply to you? Food is something that sits at the centre of all celebrations and this is one of my favourites! Who doesn’t love the big day and the lead up?!?
Christmas is here! Can’t believe it….Just managed to get time to let you know about my new gadgets. They are ‘my go to’ at the moment. Now they are nothing new in the marketplace but NEW to me and my kitchen.